Obama, Israel-Palestine, and the UN

UN-General-Assembly-Abbas385x570The Obama Administration must shift focus from restarting negotiations to restoring the credibility of America’s Israel-Palestine policy. The Obama Administration should start by bringing an Israeli-Palestinian two-state resolution to the United Nations Security Council, or by working with other UNSC members in support of such a resolution or some similar initiative.



APN on Obama & the UN Security Council

December 23, 2016: Press Release: APN Welcomes UNSC Vote on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

October 2016: APN's Lara Friedman Addresses the United Nations Security Council on Settlements (text of speech, video, and other resources)

APN's Lara Friedman, 9/26/16: US Presidents & Israel-related UNSCRs: The Historical Record, 1967-Present (full data set on which NYT article was based)

APN's Lara Friedman, The New York Times 4/10/16: Israel’s Unsung Protector: Obama

APN's Lara Friedman, The Huffington Post 10/28/15: Time for a New Israel-Palestine Peacemaking Paradigm

APN Action Alert 9/30/15: Tell President Obama: Take the Two-State Solution to the UN Security Council

APN Press Release 9/30/15: APN to Obama Administration: Support Consequential Action on Israel-Palestine by the United Nations Security Council

APN Policy statement 9/30/15: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership, Reclaiming Israel’s Future: A Call to Action

APN Press Release 5/27/15: Press Release: APN to Obama: Reject Netanyahu's Bluff; Support Two-State Resolution in UN Security Council

APN Statement 4/27/15: Reclaiming U.S. Leadership, Reclaiming Israel’s Future: A Call to Action

APN Press Release, 12/30/14: APN to Obama: Don't Block UNSC Resolution on Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

APN Press Release, 12/24/14: APN to Obama, Kerry: Now is the Time for UNSC Pro-Peace Resolution

APN's Lara Friedman, The Forward, 12/23/14: Stop Babying Israel at the U.N. Security Council.

Lara Friedman analysis/commentary 12/19/14: Calling Out Israeli Rejectionism at the UN

APN Press Release, 12/15/14: APN to Obama Administration: Support Constructive Action at the UN Security Council to Promote Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

APN on Palestinians at the UN

10/19/16: APN Denounces UNESCO Resolution; Urges UN Agencies to Avoid One-Sided Language on Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

1/27/15: APN Statement on Palestinians' International Criminal Court (ICC) Membership and Activity

Lara Friedman analysis/commentary 1/5/14: US Law & Abbas' Post-UNSC Moves - An Explainer

APN Legislative Round-Up: April 4, 2014: Item 2: Palestinians, the UN, and Congress

APN Press Release, 11/27/12: APN Calls on Obama Administration to Support Palestinian UN Initiative

Peace Now (Shalom Achshav), 11/27/12: Israel Should Welcome UN Vote on Palestinian Initiative

Lara Friedman, the Daily Beast/Open Zion, 11/14/12: Round Two At Turtle Bay

APN Legislative Round-Up 11/4/11: Item 3: UNESCO, UNESCO, UNESCO

Lara Friedman analysis/commentary 11/3/11: Hijacked by Legislative Anachronisms

APN Action Alert 11/3/11: Tell Congress to act rationally on UN and the Palestinians

Lara Friedman, Huffington Post, 10/28/11: UNESCO, Congress, U.S. Law, and the Palestinians: The Facts

APN Press Release, 9/23/11: UN Speeches Underscore Need for Leadership to End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

APN Briefing Call, 9/14/11 (AUDIO): "Que Vadis Palestine"? With Ambassador Riyad Mansour, the Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations

APN Statement, 9/12/11: APN Statement on Looming Crisis at the UN and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

APN Policy Statement, 7/28/11: APN Principles on the Palestinians, International Recognition & the UN

Lara Friedman, ForeignPolicy.com, 7/19/11: No choice but the UN for Palestinians